Diabetes Q&A (Questions & Answers) allows people with diabetes to ask health professionals questions free of charge.
E-mail your diabetes related questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. I was diagnosed on Monday of this week and feel really devastated. My sugar check
before my noon meal was 156. This morning 2 hours after breakfast it was 202.
I need help with what foods I really need to eat. I am glad to have found your web site. It
is very informative and I really need some help.
A. It can certainly be overwhelming when you are first diagnosed. Keep in mind there is a lot you can do for yourself.
Below are five things you should learn more about when first diagnosed:
Diet - Blood sugar and diet are directly related. What you eat, how much you eat, and when you eat affect blood sugar.
Exercise - Those with diabetes often see improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity from exercise.
Medication - Your doctor may prescribe medication to help with controlling diabetes.
Testing - Testing blood sugar provides immediate feedback regarding how you are managing diabetes.
Class - Attend a diabetes education class (usually offered at the local hospital) to help you get started with the basics.
FOODPICKER® is a program designed to help people with diabetes make better food choices. Our hope is that people consider the foods they consume and how they can burn them off with exercise for good health.
We embrace the guidelines put forth by the American Diabetes Association as well as the American Dietetic & American Heart Associations. This website is completely free and brought to you by volunteers in the health care field.